By Henrik BruusMicrofluidics is a tender and speedily increasing medical self-discipline, which offers with fluids and ideas in miniaturized platforms, the so-called lab-on-a-chip platforms. It has functions in chemical engineering, pharmaceutics, biotechnology and drugs. because the lab-on-a-chip structures develop in complexity, a formal theoretical realizing turns into more and more important.The simple proposal of the e-book is to supply a self-contained formula of the theoretical framework of microfluidics, and even as provide actual motivation and instance from lab-on-a-chip expertise. After 3 chapters introducing microfluidics, the governing questions for mass, momentum and effort, and a few uncomplicated stream strategies, the subsequent 14 chapters deal with hydraulic resistance/compliance, diffusion/dispersion, time-dependent movement, capillarity, electro-and magneto-hydydrodynamics, thermal delivery, two-phase stream, advanced movement styles and acousto-fluidics, in addition to the hot fields of opto-and nano-fluidics. in the course of the ebook uncomplicated versions with analytical strategies are provided to supply the scholar with an intensive actual figuring out of order of magnitudes and diverse chosen micorfluidic phenomena and devices.The ebook grew out of a collection of well-tested lecture notes. it really is with its many pedagogical routines designed as a textbook for a complicated undergraduate or first-year graduate direction. it's also like minded for self-study.